TRACK REVIEW: Motherland – Waiting | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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A ferocious and unapologetically loud transmission from Newcastle-based alt. rock quintet Motherland, Waiting is a glorious dose of heart-on-sleeve anthemic rock which charts, in the group’s words, “the various stages of love wherein the narrator is completely giving their self to someone but doesn’t know where they stand within it all”.

Despite being a well-trodden narrative in the pop songbook, Waiting’s narrator never comes off as insufferable or self-pitying (the typical pitfall of any song that deals in frustrated love and power chords) and I adore how the shifting tempos, the squalls of evocative melodies (the intertwining lead guitar lines are just divine) and the brilliant lyricism really evokes the frenzy of emotions that can accompany such a conquest with phenomenal accuracy.


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